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Mar 20, 2011 4:00pm PDT
. right now on "fox news sunday." missile strikes. the u.s. and britain fire more than 100 cruise missiles as coalition forces act to protect the libyan rebels from muammar qaddafi. we'll have an update on talk with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen live on "fox news sunday." then two leading senators weigh in on the mix, lindsey graham and jack reed. japan works t work contain a nr disaster. we will get the latest from japan and talk with the secretary of energy steven chu. plus, we ask our sunday panel if the president is taking the lead on these issues or following. all right now on "fox news sunday." hello again from fox news in washington where we are tracking two major stories. we have a reporter in libya where the u.s. and its allies are using military force to protect the antiqaddafi rebels. and in japan, where officials are making progress toward bringing a nuclear plant under control. we'll have more on that later and talk with the secretary of energy. first, libya, u.s. stealth bombers struck a major libyan airfield. and qaddafi called the raids terr
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Mar 27, 2011 9:00am PDT
in the middle east. from syria, to libya and beyond. what should be the role of the u.s. military? we'll get an update from the region and talk with two of the senate's most influential voices on foreign policy. john mccain and joe lieberman. and healthcare reform one year later. we'll ask our sunday group what is the long-term prognosis for the president's signature legislation? all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington. before we talk with our guests, we want to bring you the latest on events in the middle east. in syria, government soldiers have been deployed around the cities that have seen the biggest protests. in yemen, talks for a peaceful transfer of power failed saturday. now authorities worry about al-qaeda gaining strength in that country. and in libya, bombing by u.s. and allied planes has paved the way for rebel forces to retake the key oil town of brega. for more on libya, let's bring in fox news correspondent steve harrigan in tripoli. steve? >> reporter: chris, a rapid advance by the rebels, they are moving west quickly toward what they s
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Mar 16, 2011 10:00pm PDT
:00. >> japanese helicopter pilots dumped sea water on damaged nuclear reactors to try to prevent meltdowns as u.s. experts issue an a.m. now warning. >> good evening i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. japanese helicopter pilots are trying to fight the meltdown. sea water is being dumped on to the spent fuel rods in order to reduce the radiation exposure. nuclear reactors need a constant source of cooling water. officials in japan hope the helicopter bucket brigade can keep the reactors from overheating while the plant operators scramble to install a power line and use electricity to restore the reactor's cooling systems. >>> now, less than an hour ago, word came that the united states will start evacuating americans from japan, including private citizens and the families of u.s. personnel. president obama informed japan's prime minister of the plans tonight. the obama administration is chartering aircraft to accommodate americans who want to leave. also today the chairman of the u.s. regulatory commission says radiation near the fukushima plant is extremely high and damage at one reac
FOX
Mar 17, 2011 12:00pm PDT
>>> how the u.s. is hoping to prevent a nuclear disaster in japan while not putting lives at risk. >> reporter: u.s. customs and border protection is specifically monitoring traffic from japan. we have a live report from sfo. >> reporter: and what happened today that could mean a better commute for commuters of the east bay. >>> we begin with the obama administration announcing that the radioactive zone leaving japan does not pose a risk for this area. these are the latest aerial images of the fukushima dai- ichi plant. they are continuing efforts to cool rods while a local power company is trying to restore electricity by cooling pumps. here's more. >> reporter: japanese officials say they will keep trying to cool reactor number 3 at the fukushima dai-ichi attempt even though little has been done. >> translator: in order to start the cooling, we've asked for water-drop operations and the spraying of water from the ground. >> reporter: engineers began looking at ways to get the power back on. officials hope the power is restored -- once the power is restored to the plant, the powe
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Mar 16, 2011 7:00am PDT
steve. >>> japan's disaster could never happen here in the u.s. why america's top nuclear regulator will make that claim when he appears before congress this congress. >>> and gap wants to make a deal with you but the promotion ends today. go! go! completing an atm deposit in record time... that's a step forward. go! go! with deposit friendly atms, you can make ultra fast, secure deposits with no slips or envelopes. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> traffic is going to be affected by a crash on 24 at st. stevens. 4 is backed up all the way to walnut creek. we'll keep an eye on this update. another traffic update, minutes ahead. >>> 7:15. all this morning and you know, we're focusing on the dangers and big questions around nuclear safety and what's happening with nuclear reactors and what could happen in this country. that's what congress will be talking about. alison burns has more. >> reporter: energy secretary, steve be chu, is testifying before a house commit -- steven championship, -- steven chu is testifying with and reiterated that u.s. nuclear plans are safe. b
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Mar 2, 2011 12:00pm PST
september. >>> today, the u.s. senate approved an emergency short- term spending plan that mr. prevent a government -- that will prevent a government shutdown -- government shutdown. it passed yesterday. it will give the white house and congress two more weeks, and that will fund the government through the 30th. president obama has called on congressional leaders to begin discussions on a longer-term plan. >>> wind and rain made a mess of the commute in some parts of the bay area this morning. here's what it looks like right now in walnut creek. hard to really see too much at all. the winds are tapering off earlier squalls and gusts up to 30 miles an hour swept through, slowing traffic and triggering a number of accidents. the chp says it was the seat belt, though, that saved the driver and passenger in this accident near anderson drive and sir francis drake boulevard on the back side of san quentin boulevard. it was the case of a driver going too fast on a curve during the rain. >> her rear-end tires spun out. she lost control, headed to the hill, hit the hool and up and over on the r
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Mar 23, 2011 12:00pm PDT
news had noontime, dealing with proposition 8. the u.s. court of appeals for the 9th circuit issued a short brief today, saying while the legal fight over prop 8 continues, there will be no same-sex marriages. proposition 8 provides that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in california. and it will stay if effect during all of the legal appeals. >>> residents in miss raw ta say -- misrata against moammar gadhafi's compound are having effects. in benghazi rebels have formed a party. robert gates says nato forces could take control of the no- fly zone as soon as saturday. >>> now, to the latest in japan. japanese officials have issued the first warning about tap watter in tokyo. parents in tokyo are being ops told not to give their babies tap water because there's two times the recommended limit of iodine. that layses the -- that raises the risk of thyroid cancer. >>> also in japan they've been able to restore power at one of the damaged reactors at a nuclear power plant. the utility company says it plans to test-run a cooling pump at the number 3 reactor t
FOX
Mar 7, 2011 6:00am PST
him about long-term deployment. secretary gates says both the u.s. and afghan government wants the u.s. involved after the planned 2014 combat operations. he says the u.s. is in talks with the afghan government about what the presence would like like. he also offered encouragement for the troops. >> you've had a tough winter. it will be a tougher spring and summer. you have made a lot of head way. i think you are proven with your afghan partners that this will work and we will be able to prevail. >> reporter: there is a lot of speculation in d.c. that secretary gates is preparing to resign and this could be his last trip as defense secretary to afghanistan. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns. >>> in libya government forces again launched air attacks on rebel forces today. the troops loyal are trying to prevent the rebel fighters from advancing to the capitol of tripoli. already the uprising is a lot longer and more violent than the revolts that overthrew the leaders of egypt and tanisha. as the evacuation of foreign workers continues now, one group of evacwees went to ex
FOX
Mar 17, 2011 6:00am PDT
to restore power to the plant so they can reactivate the cooling system. >>> the u.s. government is now chartering airports to evacuate u.s. citizens because of the rising radiation levels. volunteering air fares for family members of government employees. >>> closely watching the movement of the radioactive plume coming from the crippled reactors. it's churning across the pacific ocean and expected to reach the islands south of alaska some time today. then the plume is expected to reach southern california late tomorrow. now the health experts emphasize radiation levels are plunging as that plume moves across the ocean. at worse they say, health consequences here in the u.s. would be extremely minor. now the environmental protection agency is installing more radiation monitors here in california just to keep track of any possible radiation coming from japan. ktvu's jade hernandez is live now at uc berkeley to tell us about these extra precautions. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. we are live at cal this morning. and we wanted to bring you here to the campus because a prof
FOX
Mar 22, 2011 6:00am PDT
. time now 6:12. a dangerous close call overnight. a u.s. war plane crashed. what we now know about the crew members on board. >>> and the reason state budget negotiations between democrats and republicans may be turning into another sacramento stalemate. >>> time now 6:15. we just received video of the u.s. fighter jet that crashed overnight in libya. the cause was equipment failure. now let's take a look at this. we are seeing it as you see this. libyans can be seen climbing on that burned out shell of that air force f15 fighter jet. the u.s. is saying the jet was not shot down. the two crew members on board were able to eject safely. we are told they are now back safely in american hands. >>> meantime there is growing concern about the u.s. role in the libyan conflict as coalition forces intensify the air strikes on libyan targets. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom getting reaction from capitol hill. alison. >> reporter: dave, president obama is emphasizing that u.s. participation is limited and that control will be handed over to coalition partners but at this poi
FOX
Mar 29, 2011 5:00pm PDT
what it is. >>> u.s. officials hope congress today that in light of the catastrophe in japan they are keeping a very close eye on america's nuclear facilities. >> review of this information combined with our ongoing inspection and licensing over sight, allow us to say with confidence that the u.s. plants continue to operate safely. >>> nuclear officials told the senate economy they are review u.s. plan particularly the ability to protect against natural disaster and power outages. as for japan, one expert predicted recovery will be slow. >> long term cooling of the reactors and pools is essential during this period and has not been adequately restored to date to the best of my knowledge. a massive clean up operation obviously remains for the future. >> reporter: in japan today, the operator of the damaged plant says that crews are struggling to pour water to cool the reactor. the death toll has been raised to 11,000. and they say they expect to rise as high as 18,000. >>> u.s. nuclear plants have had a number of close calls. the u.s. public interest group says since 1990, fed
FOX
Mar 17, 2011 5:00am PDT
of the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission says there's no more water in one of the spent fuel pools at the plant. increasing the chance of widespread nuclear fallout. however, japanese officials deny that that pool is dry. the u.s. government is now chartering airplanes to help evacuate u.s. citizens from japan because of the rising radiation levels. voluntary evacuation to family members of government employees. >>> time now 5:01. scientists here on the west coast are closely watching the movement of the radioactive plume coming from the crippled japanese nuclear reactors. it's expected to hit the illusion islands south of alaska some time today. that plume is then expected to reach southern california late tomorrow. the health experts are emphasizing radiation levels are plunging as that plume moves across the ocean. at worse they say health consequences here in the united states would be extremely minor. >>> now the environmental protection agency is installing additional radiation monitors here in california to just stay on top of the current threat. ktvu's jade hernandez joinin
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Mar 23, 2011 6:00am PDT
in an attempt to sneak across the u.s. border. >>> also a new sign of defiance from libyan leader gadafi. why questions are being raised about whether the military operation against libya is really working. >>> good morning to you. welcome back. time now 6:16. libyan leader gadafi says western powers attacking libya will "end up in the dust bin of history." as ktvu's allison burns reports from our washington d.c. newsroom, gadafi made his first appearance since the beginning of those coalition air strikes. allison. >> reporter: dave, gadafi's forces are still advancing. the civilian death toll is mounting. and this morning there are questions about whether the military effort against him is working. >>> this is new video of u.s. fighters taking off from the uss key damage in the mediterranean sea as forces continue to pound libyan targets, gadafi sounds as defiant as ever. he made his first appearance since the attacks began and vowed to keep fighting. >> they will not terrorize us. we are making fun of throbbing course. >> reporter: president obama is cutting short his south america trip by
FOX
Mar 22, 2011 4:30am PDT
hours a report came in out of libya that a u.s. fighter jet crashed in a libyan field. the jet had some sort of mechanical failure that it was not shot down. the military also says both crew members on board the jet were able to eject and are now safe. this comes as the u.s. and european allies continue launching air strikes to enforce an a u.n. no fly zone over libya. >>> president obama is keeping an eye on the military operation in libya from latin america. right now the president is in chile the second stop in his five-day tour of the region. last night mr. obama and first lady michelle obama attended a dinner at the chilean president. earlier in the day two leaders held a press conference where they talked about libya and the u.s. plans on stepping back its role. >> there will be a transition taking place in which we have a range of coalition partners the european members of the arab league that will be participating in establishing a no fly zone. >> later today the president is scheduled to arrive in el salvador his last stop before heading back to the united states. >>> president
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm PDT
hopes the -- u.s. officials say two american pilots ejected safely and are now in u.s. hands. >>> a moderately strong earthquake hit north eastern japan a short time ago. it measured 6.0 but there are no reports right now of damage or injuries. that is in the same area as the nuclear power plant. workers there today hooked up power lines to all six of the plant's reactor units but they still need to check all the equipment for damage before they can start the crucial cooling system and that could take days or even weeks. >>> close to 600 americans are back on u.s. soil tonight after fleeing in uncertainty in japan. >> the u.s. state department charters a commercial plane to bring back people to the u.s. and travis air force base was their first stop. most of the passengers were women and children and most of them told us they were more concerned about the damage nuclear plants than the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. >> i'm glad. i'm very happy, excited, to see my family and just more relaxed. the unknown of radiation or what was going on, it's scary. >> reporter: th
FOX
Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm PDT
president obama outline america's goals in libya. a senior u.s. defense official said u.s. war planes are responsible for more than 90% of coalition bombing runs overnight. secretary of state hillary clinton says the quickest way for the libyan leader moammar gadhafi to end this is to step down. >>> california voters seem to prefer senator diane finestein over barbara boxer. exclusive new field poll finds 48% approve of senator finestein's job performance compared with 42% for senator boxer. 40% also disapprove of senator boxer's work in washington. >>> california's cup runeth over. >>> after years of drought the reservoirs are full. perhaps too full. i'm consumer editor with the state of reservoirs stil ahead. >>> why people are being kicked out at a rate of 20,000 every day. >>> students, teachers and parents rallied in san francisco today against budget cuts. the group marched from the san francisco community school to the excel center post office where they delivered letters to elected officials demanding full funding for public education. monroe elementary school and denman middl
FOX
Mar 22, 2011 5:00am PDT
news in libya. the u.s. military says one of its planes has crashed. it happened as another country calls for another immediate cease fire. >>> back at home the battle over california's budget goes on with voters -- what voters think of the job brown is doing. >>> the traffic looks good so far. we'll tell you about the morning drive to work straight ahead. >>> new this morning the u.s. military reports an air force jet has crashed in libya but says it was not shot down. the two crew members were able to eject safely and are safe in american hands. air force spokesman says the f- 15 had equipment failure. >>> our time now 5:13. meantime the united states and allies are pushing ahead against libyan targets. let's go to alison burns with more on that and the mounting criticism facing president obama. alison. >> reporter: dave, moammar gadhafi forces are reeling after days of air strikes but at this point it's still unclear how it's all going to end. for the first time since the operation began more fighters from other nations are striking on libyan targets than american fighters. the c
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Mar 22, 2011 5:00pm PDT
today faced off over charges that the former player lied to court. u.s. attorney matt parrela told jurors the defendant was given immunity and all he had to do was the tell the truth. he couldn't do it. and testimony will show that he planned not to do it. but defense attorney allen ruby told the jury that bonds didn't lie. and gave information that led to evidence from balco labs. bonds former trainer has consistently refused to testify that he gave bonds steroids shots. >> i think this is the theater of the absurd. >> reporter: the first witness, former irs witness trovisky showed the jury evidence that would eventually lead to greg anderson and bonds' grand jury testimony in 2003. >> we said all along that we were looking forward to and welcoming the chance to the test the accusations in court. >> reporter: now prosecutors say they'll call bell and foster to testify that they saw him using illegal steroids. defense attorney say bell betrayed bonds to sell a book and that hopkins forged bonds signature on memorabilia to make money. >>>-- she sited the decision in rod blagojevich
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Mar 23, 2011 5:00am PDT
for the air strikes, but when a u.s. rescue helicopter flew in to pick up the pilots, they began firing on those villagers. despite the incident, the villagers say they want the u.s. involvement to continue. >>> the price tag for the u.s. involvement is topping the $100 million mark. and debate over more funding is raging in washington. according to navy figures, the u.s. has spent $225 million already on tomahawk missiles to establish that no-fly zone in libya. and it will cost another $100 million a week to maintain the no-fly zone. military officials say they may have to ask congress for more money. lawmakers on both sides say the country cannot afford it. >>> time now 5:17. the u.s. military now investigating the capture of illegal immigrants who were posing as u.s. marines. border patrol agents stopped this van on march 14th. it was near a san diego check point. inside they found 13 illegal immigrants. they were wearing military uniforms. and the van had a fake u.s. government license plate. among those arrested were two u.s. citizens, three illegal immigrants are being held now as
FOX
Mar 11, 2011 7:00am PST
, ground transportation would be difficult or impossible. now u.s. flights to japan have been canceled or some have been rerouted that left before the earthquake happened. they're being diverted either 164 miles away or owe sock ca, 340 miles away. one flight coming into japan from tokyo was diverted. but, again, ground transportation has to be very difficult. we're waiting for a very large delta jetliner to and but the situation is that if you're going to japan or no someone who is, those plans are likely canceled. at the least they will be delayed. reporting live from sfo. >> all right, tom. this is what it's like in japan after that devastating tsunami. just look at this. you can see no signs of any planes. the terminal flooded except for one run way. this airport is about 150 miles north of tokyo. tokyo's main international airport was briefly shut down. we're getting word operations are starting to resume there. an incredible update. >> the shots that we saw from kraig that he had streaming live from japanese tv cars on their side, buildings crumbled. waves of mud, really amazing.
FOX
Mar 19, 2011 6:00pm PDT
developing news tonight outside outside of chicago severe turbulence has forced a u.s. airways flight from san francisco to philadelphia to make an un scheduled landing there. a chicago t.v. station says two people onboard flight 658 are being checked for head injuries after that plane encountered severe turbulence. we are working to get more details for you. we will bring you the very latest on this situation tonight on the 10:00 news. >> a soggy clean up is underway in santa ros after a small tornado destroyed a building at a landscaping building yesterday. the tornado with winds as high as 110 miles per hour struck just before 9:15 yesterday morning. witnesses say the tornado dissipated quickly but not before sending debris over several blocks along pacific area and king street. meteorologists say california averages six tornadoes a year. >>> chp has been very busy today with a number of weather related accidents, including an overturned car in santa clara. four members of a south bay family were on their way to the movie this is afternoon when the driver lost control on the 101 off-ram
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Mar 19, 2011 10:00pm PDT
missile destroyer as it lauren -- launched a missile. the u.s. and british navies launched 112 cruise missiles to take out libyan iads or integrated air device sites. >>> moammar gadhafi predominantly lives in tripoli and that's where the most robust iads are. but the no-fly zone that we want to enforce encompasses east and west so we went after that first wave. >> a spokesman claims the missile attacks killed civilians. >> those killed mostly martyrs, women, children and older people. >> libya will try to defend itself according to section 1 of the united nations charter. >> reporter: president obama, who authorized the attacks, said the u.s. was acting with european and arab allies to stop moammar gadhafi's assault on his own people. >> make no mistake, today we are part of a broad coalition. we are answering the calls of a threatened people. and we are acting in the interests of the united states and the world. >> the thousands of moammar gadhafi supporters gathered for a rally outside the leader's military camp in tripoli. it is believed they are trying to form a human shield to p
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Mar 23, 2011 4:30am PDT
. each was cleared by u.s. customs and border protection and eventually allowed to leave the airport without any problems. one person on board did have a medical issue, but that person was not taken to the hospital. most of the passengers we spoke to figured something was going on the airline wasn't telling them about. >> lack of communication i think that really disturbed most of us. said it was a medical problem and that was it. but it didn't make sense why we were sitting on the tarmac for hours. >> reporter: flight 104 arrives from the philippines around 7:40 last nightful the passengers were told they could not use facilities or cell phones. we spoke to one passenger on board who described to us in detail what happened last night. he may not look familiar, but you most likely have heard his voice if you've seen the rock band journey lately, that end of the story coming up. reporting live from sfo this morning, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> well, the bay area has barely had time to dry out. and already a new wave of wet weather has arrived. people who live on hillsides
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Mar 26, 2011 10:00pm PDT
:30 this evening. >> tonight the u.s. military is helping get water to northern japan for drinking and for cooling those troubled nuclear reacttores. the u.s. navy has shipped barges containing half a million gallons of fresh water and the air force has flown tons of bottled water to sendei. iodine in the sea water measurements now measure 1200 times higher than safety limits. but officials claim it is so diluted it is not a threat to marine life or the human food supply. >>> a las vegas monitoring station has detected very small amounts of radiation from japan's nuclear reactor. isotope 131 and zenon 133 were picked up near the atomic testing museum. they can tell the radiation is from japan because the isotopes are not usually detected in nevada. again, health officials say it poses no risk. >>> president obama is planning a televised address to the nation monday evening to discuss u.s. military involvement in libya. as steve harr igan reports rebels took control of a key city with help from rebel forces. >> reporter: rebels claimed a key city today the first turn- around since nato involvement.
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Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm PDT
discovered in sea water. the list of u.s. states reporting race amounts are growing with maryland and south carolina on the list. we should make it clear, that experts say the levels are so small they pose no threat. coming up, the latest on the impact here in the bay area. >> several genotype from a sworm of minor earthquakes. four earthquake struck near the geysers. according to the usgs the smallest was 1.0. no reports of injuries or damage. >>> the california public utilities commission held a hearing today to see if pg&e was in contempt. pg&e officials testified why they should not be held in contempt. if they vote to hold pg&e in contempt it agreed to a $3 million fine right away and another $3 million fine if they don't meet new deadlines. >>> passengers terminal had the look of alou ow this morning at the airport. alos angelesa airlines first flight from oakland toia wey. -- cuwiy. >> hawaii got hit hard a cue years ago. but it really has come back. we are filling on all our planes. >> they will fly four flights a week. the first flight from san jose was yesterday. >>> encouraging e
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Mar 7, 2011 5:00pm PST
prices until prices and the u.s. economy stabilize. >> we could actually see a reversal. >> reporter: bottom line, florists can only eat so much of thed a add -- of the additional prices and at some point we'll all end up paying more. back to you. >>> the rising price of fuel is driving up the price for an airline ticket. let's give you a live look at what's happening at san jose's airport. southwest airlines announced it's joan -- it's joining other carriers by hiking up fees. they all raised their fares within the last week. this is the sixth time they raised their rates this year. farecompare.com is reporting that a $00 ticket in january would cost you now $260 today. >>> soaring oil prices sent stocks tumbling on -- tumbling on wall street today. [closing bell ] >> the fighting in libya helped push the oil up today and that's making investors very nervous. the dow jones industrial average finished the day down 70 points, at 1290. the nasdaq was off a little more than 39 points. >>> the federal reserve released a mixed report on consumer spending, showing that americans are buying
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Mar 9, 2011 7:00am PST
. since the beginning of this year, investors have put more than $24 billion in u.s. stock funds. >>> san francisco police everyone waking you this morning about a new scam, this one targets atms and these thieves use glue, not guns. jade hernandez is live in san francisco now to tell us what to look out for. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. i just checked in with the san francisco richmond police station that's just around the corner and found out one of these thefts happened last week during the day at a bank of america atm similar to this one. what the customer did, the customer put the card inside of the machine and then typed in the key code. once the key code came up, the customer realized that. enter button had been glued down. thieves are targeting atm users and the customers can't finish the process because the key gets stuck in the machine. the customer goes inside the bank and leaves the information or card back up on the screen. a local paper report says the police said since january there have been four of these type of thefts in the district. thieves are using
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Mar 17, 2011 7:00am PDT
in to help private american citizens wishing to leave japan. >>> u.s. citizens are also being urged to defer all nonessential travel to any part of that country because unpredictable wind conditions could spread radioactive contamination. and the u.s. is still telling americans living -- living within 50 miles of the damaged plant to leave the area or at least remain indoors while the japanese government is limiting its warning to people living within 12 miles of the plant. and that's one example of what some in the obama administration believe is japan downplaying the risk. coming up at:15, we'll have a live report -- 7:15, we'll have a live report on this disaster. >>> scientists on the west coast are watching a radioactive plume movement. it's expected to hit the aleutian islands south of i -- that's south of alaska sometime today. health experts are saying radiation is plunging. the epa is installing more radiation detection mob teres here in -- monitors here in california just to keep track of the threat. jade hernandez is joining us live. she's at uc berkeley where they are installing
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Mar 22, 2011 7:00am PDT
later -- 30 minutes later another quake hit north of sendai. no tsunami was issued for the u.s. japanese officials have not yet reported any tsunamis along the japanese coast. the operate of the power plants say workers have rerejected the power line -- reconnected the power lines. how far, they say more work needs to be done before the cooling systems can be pour powered -- can be powered up. >>> it is 7:03. just about 30 minutes ago, military families evacuated from japan arrived at travis air force base near fairfield. kraig debro is at the base talking with some of the problems. he will join us shortly with an update on what's happening there. >>> just 90 minutes from now, the opening statements will begin in the barry bonds perjury trial. now, the jury will not see one part of the proceedings that are kit cal. allie rasmus -- critical. allie rasmus has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave. opening statements are set to get underway. they are expected to last a couple of hours. after the opening statements, then the first witnesses will be called. one of the witnesses
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Mar 29, 2011 7:00am PDT
nuclear plant and its implications for nuclear safety in the u.s. >>> and in japan, the officials there wall the situation very grave after confirming that highly toxic plutonium is seeking from the plant. plant operators say the amount of the pleau toneium is not a -- plutonium is not a risk to humans. but it's evidence that there is a leakage from the facility. >>> hitting a wall, what libyan rebels have been stopped. >>> a muslim civil rights hear something going on right now in washington, d.c. we'll find out about the testimony by a member of the san francisco-based group. >>> good morning. we'll have lows in the 40s and then more clouds in the morning and then fewer in the afternoon. tomorrow mid- to upper 70s are possible. >>> in libya today, government troops drove back an assault of rebel sources on moammar gadhafi's town. this comes after several easy days of opposition. they were outgunned by government troops at the entrance to search moammar gadhafi's home town. >>> moments ago, secretary of state, hillary clinton, speaking in london said military action in libya will
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Mar 14, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> also, new nuclear concerns in japan that there is a direct connection to the u.s. navy. >>> it's been an anxious morning for some b.a.r.t. comcommuters -- commuters. >>> right now, hundreds of bay area community college students and their supporters are heading north to the state's capitol. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning to you. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's monday, march 14th. >>> just hours ago, b.a.r.t. took -- took care of one problem. >> sal has more on the coverage. >> what happened? >> the system is running well. allie rasmus has more. >> reporter: well, right now, there are delays of trains coming in san francisco. at the concord station. that brought the strain line and traffic to a complete standstill. news chopper 2 was overhead when it happened. b.a.r.t. officials still don't know why that derailment happened. crews worked overnight to remove the derailed tank -- train. at 4:00 a.m. this morning, the work was complete and selves was restored. back out here live, there were delays. when we talked to commuters this morning, they are re
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Mar 14, 2011 12:00pm PDT
on ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >>> good afternoon. topping our news, the u.s. is stepping up relief efforts to help japan recover from last week's massive earthquake and tsunami. the death toll also continues to rise and concern is growing over the threat of a possible nuclear plant meltdown. craig boswell begins our coverage with this report. >> reporter: just days after the devastating and deadly earthquake and tsunami in japan, help is arriving. two u.s. search and rescue teams are on the ground to assist operations from dozens of other countries. 75-member u.s. teams include at least 12 rescue dogs from los angeles. >> the united states will continue to offer any assistance we can as japan recovers from multiple disasters. we will stand with the people of japan in the difficult days ahead. >> reporter: tensions are also high for those trying to get in touch with loved ones. >> the phones were busy all the time. there was no way we could connect. >> reporter: helicopters are using the deck of the uss ronald reagan as a staging area. meantime, a second hydrogen explosion at the nu
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Mar 15, 2011 12:00pm PDT
from japan would hit the u.s. potassium iodine can be potentially harmful. >>> the earthquake and tsunami is one of the most documented disasters in history. amateur video of the disastrous waves continue to appear online. [ sirens ] >> we found this new video on youtube. that siren you hear alerted people to the incoming tsunami. you can see the huge wave washing into streets, taking away everything in its path. this video was reportedly shot by an american man living in tokyo. >>> here is more news video on youtube. this shows a port town of kamashi flooded by the tsunami. it devastated the town, despite its world record for the deepest break water. that's an underwater barrier stretching along its coastline, meant to decrease the size of a tsunami. >>> the official death toll jumped again today. government officials now say 3300 are confirmed dead but said there's no doubt that many more people were killed and that would include at least 10,000 people still missing. maya by state alone. some global insurers are calculating the disaster to be around $35 billion. if true, i
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Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
there's a very low probability of harmful radiation levels in the u.s. still ktvu sal castaneda is live where people are taking precautions. what are they doing? >> reporter: as the news worsens about the japanese nuclear disaster, more people are showing up at medical centers like this and at pharmacies asking what they can do if anything to protect themselves from radioactive fallout should it reach the west coast. potassium iodine supplements have suddenly become scarce and manufactures say they are having trouble keeping up with demand. the supplement is said to protect the thyroid gland from iodine, which may have been released from one of japan's damaged nuclear reactors. >> everyone thinks i'm a nut bag. >> u.s. surgeon general said we do not need to worry about nuclear fallout. surgeon general said people didn't need to do anything different yet. if anything changes, the public will be notified immediately. >> we work through cbc and our office of preparedness, so we would be on top of it and get the word out to your local and state health departments. you'd have it right awa
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Mar 21, 2011 12:00pm PDT
. >>> top u.s. safety initials are calling for inspections at all u.s. plants in light of what is happening in japan. the nuclear regulatory commission met in rockville maryland today. they will review all 104 u.s. nuclear plants and determine if any changes are necessary. >> here in the united states we have an obligation to the united states to under take a methodical review of our own facilities. >> lawmakers and antinuclear activist are also calling for safety measures in our own quake prone state. >>> nancy pelosi was briefly hospitalized in rome. she was scheduled to meet with italy's defense minister when he was admitted today. she has since resumed her schedule and released a statement saying quote after several flights yesterday and afghanistan and a long flight back to italy that arrived early this morning leader pelosi was not feeling well. she was advised to visit a clinic. and the closest medical facility was a hospital. she is now resuming her schedule in italy. >>> punishing air strikes in libya. reports military officials are denying today. >>> the wild weekend weather conti
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Mar 25, 2011 12:00pm PDT
as the chief science officer at the u.s. antidoping agency. >>> the man who confessed to killing chauncey bailey will return to the witness stand monday. devontae broussard is a key witness against the two men accused of plotting the killing. in court yesterday he talked about committing other crimes for bay. broussard's credibility is key to the prosecution's case. he is supposed to detail bailey's killing next week. >>> the threat of a nuclear disaster in japan is heating up gain. we have the latest on the new danger today. there is news about the job situation in california. we have information on whether it is getting better or worse. and meteorologist mark tamayo will be back with more on what you can expect for the weekend weather. >> why cafe hayward is popular for more than just its coffee and doughnuts. [ female announcer why choose between delicious or 100 calories? ♪ with yoplait delights, now you can finally have both. ♪ it's the perfect parfait, with two indulgently rich layers of chocolate and raspberry yogurt and only 100 calories. yoplait delights. get rid of the "or."
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Mar 29, 2011 12:00pm PDT
of the biggest class-action cases in history is arked before the u.s. supreme court. we'll tell you -- is argued before the u.s. supreme court. we will tell you the major store involved. >>> and rosemary o roz zoe, our meteorologist, has our weather ahead. >>> and many oakland police officers are frustrated and ready to leave. >>> in oakland overnight, fire and sparks forced the highway patrol to shut down the 23rd offramp from 880 this morning. it happened around 1:30 a.m. oakland police officers responded and the ramp was soon back open. >>> pg&e crews in san francisco pulled an all-nighter. workers are still repairing a faulty electrical cable that caused an explosion in the busy union square shopping center yesterday morning. a manhole cover was blown 15 feet into the air. but fortunately, no one was hurt. >>> the state attorneys general's office says the $3 million fine given to pg&e, is not enough. 4 held a hearing yesterday to see if pg&e should be held in contempt for failing to provide all documentation. pg&e says they've collected thousands of documents describing the pipes and are loo
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Mar 31, 2011 7:00am PDT
are on the ground in libya trying to figure out exactly who the u.s. is helping over there. alison? >> reporter: dave, let's get back to a live look at that house armed services committee hearing going -- committee going on right now. they are testifying about the u.s.-led operation in lib ba. in the last hour, the secretary gates acknowledged the u.s. knows very little about the rebels taking on the libya regime. >> there are multiple, multiple agendas, at this point we don't have a lot of visibility in those. >> reporter: cia operatives, now on the ground in libya, they've been reportedly working in labia for weeks trying to gain the strength of gadhafi 'forces -- gadhafi's forces and they are trying to find out if cade is there -- if al qaeda is there. back to you. >> okay. alison. thank you. >>> a really wild scene in syria. look at this. a speech by president of syria yesterday aingeed, rather than appeased those who -- angered rather than appeased those who wanted it. in his speech, the president blamed the anti-government protests on a foreign conspiracy. >>> ten u.s. sailors are recover
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Mar 7, 2011 5:00am PST
back. defense secretary robert gates is in afghanistan. he's determining the pace of u.s. troop with drawls and he's also making headlines this morning. alison burns has bonn monitoring a satellite feed of gate's visit with the troops. she is back with details. >> reporter: dave, the big news came when secretary gates was taking questions. he shook hands with each of the troops that came out to see him. one of them asked about long- term deployments. he said the u.s. should stay involved in afghanistan after the plan 2014 end of combat operations. >>> obviously it would be a small fraction of the presence we have today. but i think we are willing to do that. my sense is they are interested in having us do that. we will be going through this negotiation over the next several months. >> reporter: gates is also meeting with afghan president on the trip. we will stay on top of it with you. and have the latest of secretary gate's message to the troops. >>> bay area gas prices continue to be among the highest in the country. this morning drivers are getting a little bit of a break. tr
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Mar 16, 2011 6:00am PDT
. regulators in washington are facing tough questions about safety reactors here in the u.s.. alison burns reports about a hearing that about to start in about 15 minutes. alison. >> reporter: dave, some members of congress say the nuclear crisis in japan is a wakeup call for the potential of a similar disaster here. energy secretary steven chew and the head of the regulatory commission will be testifying about it tomorrow. he told lawmakers yesterday the 104 reactors in the u.s. are protected. he said the u.s. is committed to nuclear power and will learn from the disaster in japan. >> are there going to be lessons learned? i'm sure there will be. we look back at our reactors and we up our game. every time we do this, we march on to ever increasing safety. >> reporter: some members of congress are not satisfied with his assurances. they point to maps like this that show nuclear reactors in the area. yellow dots indicate seismic activity here. eight of the reactors are on the west coast. they are worried they do not have the appropriate protections especially if they lose power for long per
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Mar 30, 2011 6:00am PDT
. republicans are striking ahead of the speech. they want more offshore drilling in the u.s. and criticizing president obama for telling brazil's president this month that the u.s. would like to be a consumer of its offshore oil. >> they got about every excuse they can find to lock up our own energy resources at home. the interior department released a report to us saying two-thirds of offshore leases in the gulf of mexico are unused but oil companies insist the permit process is too restrictive. more on what president obama is expected to say about the nuclear power during my next update in an hour. for now we are live in washington, d.c. alison burns. >>> time now 6:15. for the second time in a week an air traffic supervisor has been suspended. on sunday the faa says the supervisor at reagan national airport directed assault west airlines jet to fly too close to a private plane. they asked -- that incident comes after an air traffic controller fell asleep on the job at the very same airport. >>> the u.s. department of education issued a maximum possible fine of $55,000 against virginia tec
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Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm PDT
commission if any u.s. plants are as of the same design as the crippled plants this japan. >> all the reactors we have of a similar type have undergone modifications and improvements to deal with the kinds of situations we're seeing in japan. >> because of the disaster in japan, the owners of the nuclear power plant outside of san diego are proposing a new earthquake safety study of that plant. the review had actually been in the works months before the disaster in japan. the public ewe tills commission must first approve the proposal since it would be funded through the rates customers paid. it's expected to cost an estimated $21 million. >>> we have developing news. a judge dismissed a drug sales case after watching a surveillance video. the officers entered without a warrant and asked the defendant a medical marijuana patient where his money was. this is the latest case in a scandal involving videos showing what defense attorneys say is illegal searches and arrest by san francisco officers. >>> don't let today's warm weather fool you. after all the wet weather, bigger landslide
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Mar 7, 2011 7:00am PST
of tapping into the u.s.'s strategic oil reserve. we'll explain in a minute. first, i want to show you what drivers are seeing as they pull up to the pump. you can see the cost of a gallon of regular gas is $3.93 a gal be. that's about -- gallon. that's about average according to aaaa. if you want plus or premium, you will pay well over $4 a gallon. nationwide the average cost of a gal -- gallon of gas is 3.51. that's cheaper than what we are paying here in california. but that price is 3 cents higher than the average two weeks ago. the spike is the second biggest increase in history. it's caught the attention of the white house. they are talking about tapping into the strategic reserve. >> the average american out there is feeling it. the president is very concerned. we're trying to look at all of the possible options going forward. >> reporter: now, if the president does decide to tap into the oil reserves, it would still take about two weeks for that gas to hit the u.s. market. still, some drivers we talked to said they like the idea. >> if we do need it, it's a good idea. >> reporter: g
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Mar 2, 2011 5:00pm PST
go now. >> and he says he will turn this into a new vietnam if u.s. forces landed. >>> he tells the feds what he did not know about the pipeline explosion. we will have that coming up. >>> and we got weather to talk about, light showers out there and more rain on the way. >>> san bruno's fire chief told federal investigators he had no idea that a major pipeline ran through the city until it exploded last september. this was daycare of that disaster, carol haun was there and she is live in washington d.c. with more on what the chief said today. good evening, carol. >> reporter: frank, the chief tells me he was in the dark about the pipeline and takes some of the blame but had he known about it, he tells me he would not have change add single thing about the emergency response. >> we did not know that there was a transmission line through the city. >> reporter: san bruno's fire chief told ntsb investigators that prior to last september's explosion, pg and e had no tip os how to deal with the pipe lines. he knew of two others running behind highway 101 because someone told him. w
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Mar 8, 2011 6:00am PST
. you are looking at a live picture over st. louis missouri. this is coming in now. three u.s. marshalls. three federal marshalls have just been shot in a gun battle. we are also hearing another man was wounded inside of a house. again, details are very sketchy. we don't know the conditions of those three federal marshalls who were shot or even of the condition of the man wounded inside of a house. now you look at a helicopter leaving the scene. this was a wide picture of live shots combing in. we know those three marshalls were rushed to a hospital. that's all we know those marshals were shot while trying to make an arrest. the camera from that helicopter is zooming in on that crime scene. this is developing out of st. louis, missouri. three u.s. marshals shot while trying to make an arrest. we will get to you more details on this developing story and bring it to you as soon as we get them in. >>> there are overnight developments in libya as well. there is word that moammar gadhafi could be on his way out. there are conditions he is asking for in return for stepping down. >>> there is b
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Mar 14, 2011 6:00am PDT
a top official who says a few days ago there were 150 u.s. rescue workers who went up there with 12 dogs. those are really critical to this effort to try to see if they can get anyone out. that's what we know about that. your second point, dave, in terms of the blackouts i mean you can see earlier when i was up on the screen the lights are on here. they did talk about having rolling blackouts because power is a problem. the nuclear power plants were providing a lot percentage of power to this part of japan. it's a densely populated very high-tech country. so what they have been doing is shutting down some of the rail lines as you can imagine 50% of bart service that's what has been happening with some of the rail lines. we were at the tokyo station today and saw signs up talking about the rail lines being closed. >> i can only imagine. if you could just before you go explain the basic mood in the area you are right now. >> reporter: dave, let me tell you, anywhere you go you see the television is on people are watching. the news has been nonstop 24 hour coverage. you can think back to ka
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Mar 14, 2011 10:00pm PDT
island. the u.s. navy repositioned the aircraft carrier u.s.s. ronald reading an farther away from the northern japan coast to avoid radiation expose you are. 17 members of the helicopter crew were exposed to about a month's worth of radiation after flying a relief mission. however, after scrubbing down with soap and water they were declared contamination free. >>> the nuclear disaster in japan is prompting concern about the concern of radiation fallout reaching the north coast of the united states. the california government has three radiation detecting situations one in sacramento, one in san jose, and one in san francisco. he got a look at the data they use to make sure we're safe. >> reporter: we're at the corner of van ness, in front of the bay area air quality management office, 7 stories above the street on the roof is the federal government's radiation detection device. 142 feet above sea level sits this device operated by the environmental protection agency's national air and radiation laboratory. radnet as it is called can detect minute changes in radiation levels across
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Mar 21, 2011 6:00am PDT
america. over the weekend the u.s. took the lead of launching attacks in libya including this one at moammar gadhafi's compound. the u.s. will soon play more of a backup role in the international effort to protect libyan civilians. back in washington a number of democrats and republicans are speaking out saying they are confused about the u.s. role and the goal of the mission. >> we have not discovered who it is in libya we are trying to support. obviously the people that are against gadhafi but who? >> reporter: as for whether gadhafi will stay in power, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff mike mullen said in several television interviews yesterday it's uncertain how the operation will end and it's a possibility that gadhafi will survive it politically. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns. >>> time now 6:18. pg&e is scrambling now to create an opt out plan for their controversial smart meter program. the california puc set a deadline of thursday after several bay area communities had moratoriums on the metering. they insist smart meters are safe and plan on co
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Mar 3, 2011 5:00am PST
leaders are asking for international help to impose a no-fly zone over libya. but u.s. defense secretary robert gates is hesitant. he says that amounts to an act of war because it would require the u.s. to attack libya and destroy its air defenses. >>> a dutch ministry spokesman says three dutch marines are being held by authorities in libya after they were captured by the forces loyal to gadafi while trying to evacuate dutch workers. that spokesman says intensive negotiations are happening right now with the libya government trying to get the marines free. >>> there is word that the president of yemen has agreed to a plan from opposition leaders that includes him stepping down by the end of the year. for weeks now tens of thousands of protesters have been calling for the president who's been in power for more than 30 years to step down immediately. now it's not clear is this reported plan to allow the president to remain in power for nine more months will be supported by the protesters. >>> the suspect in an airport shooting in germany is now saying he acted alone. a security official s
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Mar 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
. >> thank you, jade. >>> we're also monitoring a briefing happening right now in washington, d.c. now, u.s. nuclear experts are part of the briefing. we're gone bring you their analysis. there you see a live picture. we'll bring you their latest analysis coming up at 7:30. >>> 7:50. today, japan's prime minister in a national tv address called on the japanese people to reunite in rebuilding the country from scratch. also today, japan increased the alert of its nuclear crisis from level 4 to level 5 on a scale of 7. fire trucks sprayed water on overheated reactors at the nuclear plant again today, trying to prevent a meltdown and there's still -- they are still frantically trying to install a power line to the plant, hoping to get the cooling systems working again. it's now been exactly one week since the disastrous quake and tsunami rocked japan. several hours ago, survivors all across that country marked this tragedy with a moment of silence. >>> and the death toll from the japanese quake and tsunami disaster keeps climbing to staggering levels. the latest casualty numbers show 6500 are c
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